LANGUAGE SUBTAG REGISTRATION FORM (R4): pinyin
everson at evertype.com
Tue Sep 23 20:31:14 CEST 2008
On 23 Sep 2008, at 18:36, Phillips, Addison wrote:
> You can approve or reject a given request. However, if you modify
> someone else’s request, you should probably grant that person or
> persons the opportunity to respond. Those people’s names appear on
> the record, as yours does not.
Fair enough, of course.
> If they don’t approve, you can reject their request as inadequate,
> citing reasons and saying what you would approve. The RFC provides
> for and allows them to modify their request following a rejection to
> gain your approval.
At this point I consider any of the alternatives to 1959acad to be
inadequate, precisely because they refer solely to an institution
rather than to an orthography.
> Personally, I am somewhat horrified by the idea that a requester
> might vehemently object to an “edited” version of their request and
> that the result might be registered with their name on it. Of
> course, anyone else, including you, Michael, may submit and get
> registered a subtag that the original requester disagrees with. You
> don’t have to register “just anything” and you don’t have to approve
> Mark and Ihar’s request. But your alternative is not to ignore their
> protests and press ahead. It is to reject their application.
If Mark and Ihar are OK with the revision I have proposed, we can go
ahead with it with their names on it. If they don't want that, perhaps
Yury or I or both of us will sponsor it.
I am rejecting "acade" and "academ" and "akademia" because they are
Michael Everson * http://www.evertype.com
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